Moody Blues Sing In Stanley As Boilermaker Weekend Finale

The legendary Moody Blues will provide the grand finale to Boilermaker weekend with a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in The Stanley, 261 Genesee St., Utica.

Tickets, priced from $24.50 to $86, are on sale at The Stanley, 724-4000, online at, and through Ticketmaster.

Tim Reed, executive director of the Boilermaker said, "The Boilermaker is excited to partner with The Stanley to offer a closing event for Boilermaker Week. The Moody Blues, like the Boilermaker, represent the best in class in their respective categories. Both have created life-long memories, established a dedicated fan base and have a proven ability to expand and grow over the long run. Many in the music industry have run the 50 yard dash of fame and faded from view; The Moody Blues have the stamina to still run 9.3 miles."

Rolling Stone magazine calls The Moody Blues "the Sistine Chapel of popular music."

"Since the 60’s, as a part of the historic original British invasion of Supergroups, The Moody Blues have lit up the hearts and minds of millions of rock fans with inspiring anthems like Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon and I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band), that express universal themes of love, compassion and peace," Stanley officials said. "The band’s unique style of music consistently finds airplay on radio stations globally and continues to illuminate concert arenas around the world. From being immortalized on The Simpsons to having their music featured in movies, television and in such national advertisement campaigns as this year’s TV ad for VISA featuring Tuesday Afternoon, The Moody Blues are embedded in not only music history but in pop culture."

Featuring guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge, The Moody Blues’ sound "has held its ground with exquisite harmonies over and over again, in a genre of music that is ever changing," Stanley officials said.

The group has sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs. Its roster of hits include: Nights In White Satin, Ride My See Saw, The Story In Your Eyes, Isn’t Life Strange, Question, I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band), Your Wildest Dreams, and I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, among others.

The Moodies released the Image Entertainment DVD and CD The Moody Blues: Lovely To See You, Live in 2005, recorded at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

In 2008, The Moody Blues and Universal Music Enterprises re-released the group’s first seven albums, containing the band’s chart-topping singles of the 60’s and 70’s.

Each re-release by UMe features exclusive bonus tracks, alternate versions, radio sessions and outtakes; telling a story about the progression of rock & roll while diving into further detail with the inclusion of live BBC recordings and bonus tracks.


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